Search Results for Tag: youth
Deaf guitar teacher shares joy of music
Some experience music through their eyes, others use their ears, says Mischa Gohlke. He was born with a hearing impairment which borders on deafness, but that hasn’t stopped him from learning to play the guitar – and teaching music to others with hearing impairments.
Listen to the report by Julian Bohne:
Read more about Mischa Gohlke.
DateTuesday 01.05.2012 | 11:15
Food activist encourages ethical eating
As the global population continues to grow, issues around food production and consumption are becoming increasingly more important. In a country that imports a great deal of its food – the Netherlands – Samuel Levie is making it his mission to change the food system through the hearts and minds of young people.
Listen to the report by Charlotta Lomas:
DateTuesday 24.04.2012 | 13:28
Liberia’s first recycling center
James’ biggest hope is to empower the people in his community. One way he is doing that is by running a recycling an compost center in Monrovia, Liberia. He provides jobs with a purpose – and helps keep the city cleaner.
Listen to the report by Tamasin Ford:
DateTuesday 13.03.2012 | 13:28
Rehabilitating Morocco’s young prisoners
One-tenth of Morocco’s prison population is made up of children and teenagers who are often convicted and sentenced without any legal representation. Now steps are being taken to help these young people.State-run child protection centers work to prevent children and teenagers from winding up in prison in the first place. The children who live in the centers often have very painful pasts – many are homeless, or have first-hand experience with drugs and violence.
DateMonday 16.01.2012 | 14:13
Second-hand goods give youth organizations a new lease on life
Julia Titova wants to promote social engagement in Russia – and to do that, she opened the first charity shop in St. Petersburg almost a year ago.The 24-year-old photographer came up with the idea after visiting London. Her store, called “Spasibo” (Thank you in Russian), sells second-hand clothing and used household items. She’s already been able to donate the equivalent of 6,500 euros to youth organizations.
DateThursday 05.01.2012 | 09:01
Small gestures make a big difference
The Utrecht-based group MOVE reaches out to children in disadvantaged neighborhoods of the Dutch city. Meet MOVE’s 28-year-old founder Hanneke Schreuders and find out why she believes small gestures can make a big difference.
Laura Postma interviewed Hanneke Schreuders:
What kind of project does your community need the most?
DateWednesday 28.12.2011 | 10:18
Dutchman revives social activism among his peers
Jeremy in Utrecht is bringing activism back to life in The Netherlands. He’s mobilizing Dutch students with debates and movie nights in the city of Utrecht.
Check out the website of Jeremy’s organization, Basta Debat.
From DW reporter Laura Potsma:
There is a little sticker that I have noticed in a couple of cities in the Netherlands. It has a black and white image of the Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders and it is crossed with a thick, red cross. I have no idea who is behind these stickers, but I had always seen it as a form of silent activism. Physical protests have become rare in this country, but I hadn’t even realized that until I met Jeremy.
Jeremy reminded me that the Netherlands has always been a country with a rich activist movement. Other countries took us as an example, like the Germans did in the 1980s. And when I thought about it, it seemed to make sense that a liberal, open-minded country like the Netherlands would have lively groups of activists.
Why this has changed in the last two decades, I don’t really know. But Jeremy has shown me that even though the Dutch streets seem empty of demonstrators, activism is not dead in the Netherlands. His determination to fight for justice, for causes he strongly believes in, was a great learning experience for me. He wants his voice to be heard, even if there is sometimes only one person listening. And that is the opposite of silent activism.
DateTuesday 04.10.2011 | 13:54